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  • 59% (95)
    Windows 7
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    Windows 8
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post #41 of 92
Vote for Windows 7
post #42 of 92
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Originally Posted by Midgethulk View Post

Well windows 8 is basicly a faster windows 7 with a tablet interface which I dislike but is easly solved by a program like Start8. so my vote goes to W8

faster in which way?

Boot up i heard - but I can't be bothered with boot up time.
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faster in which way?
Boot up i heard - but I can't be bothered with boot up time.

In-game and benchmark performance is up by a little. Not a life changer.
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In-game and benchmark performance is up by a little. Not a life changer.

hmm ok!
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Originally Posted by RandomK View Post

it's absolutely maddening. 2 or 3 additional clicks are necessary for most actions
See, this is when you know when someone hasn't given Windows 8 the time of day, even if they "used" it. Almost everything in Windows 8 can be done in LESS clicks than Windows 7. One noted exception is shutting down, but it's not like you do that all the time.

So, what specifically required more clicks for you in Windows 8 than in 7?
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faster in which way?
Boot up i heard - but I can't be bothered with boot up time.
Lol. "So which ways is it faster?" "Well, booting up for one". "I don't care about that, what else?"

There are also under the hood kernel improvements, security as well. Benchmarks will reveal this.

It's also faster usability wise once the new interface becomes second nature. Which unfortunately a lot of people don't allow the proper time for that to happen, or worse yet, have the time, but purposely and stubbornly refuse to try and become accustomed to it.
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See, this is when you know when someone hasn't given Windows 8 the time of day, even if they "used" it. Almost everything in Windows 8 can be done in LESS clicks than Windows 7. One noted exception is shutting down, but it's not like you do that all the time.
So, what specifically required more clicks for you in Windows 8 than in 7?
Lol. "So which ways is it faster?" "Well, booting up for one". "I don't care about that, what else?"
There are also under the hood kernel improvements, security as well. Benchmarks will reveal this.
It's also faster usability wise once the new interface becomes second nature. Which unfortunately a lot of people don't allow the proper time for that to happen, or worse yet, have the time, but purposely and stubbornly refuse to try and become accustomed to it.

But I don't want or need those fancy tabs lol.
My friend who is a programmer/web developper has win8 pro and upgraded, said he never uses the metro
post #47 of 92
After a lot of research I've finally found the issue. Turns out DirectX wasn't being properly installed. A few of the Steam games I ran showed the "Microsoft DirectX is installing" and after it would finish the game would just appear to launch and then just crash to desktop. Had to download the runtime off the MS website and install it in safemode because it errored half way through the installation in my normal boot up. Anyways, all is dandy now biggrin.gif

I can understand why people would want to stay on Windows 7(for now at least). Windows 8 definitely has a few quirks to work out, but I hope it'll get better down the road. At the end of the day it's not a big deal which one you chose. Stick with what you like.
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post #48 of 92
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But I don't want or need those fancy tabs lol.
My friend who is a programmer/web developper has win8 pro and upgraded, said he never uses the metro

I also program -- not as a career, but still do. Whether or not somebody is a programmer does not somehow make their statements more true than a non-programmer, though.

Once you get used to the start screen, you begin to notice that hitting the windows key and pressing your desired tile is a speedier process than opening the start menu and clicking your desired icon.

The numerous improvements to Windows Explorer are also fantastic. The little spoken about advanced menu, accessed by right clicking the lower left corner of the screen, or by pressing Win+X is phenomenal.

Every item in that menu is also accessible with a single keystroke. For example, you can open the Control Panel from anywhere in Windows by simply pressing Win+X+P. The command prompt (even an admin prompt!), and other very useful system management tools and settings are all accessible in the same way. I now find it a chore to use Windows 7 after having become accustomed to 8.
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I also program -- not as a career, but still do. Whether or not somebody is a programmer does not somehow make their statements more true than a non-programmer, though.
Once you get used to the start screen, you begin to notice that hitting the windows key and pressing your desired tile is a speedier process than opening the start menu and clicking your desired icon.
The numerous improvements to Windows Explorer are also fantastic. The little spoken about advanced menu, accessed by right clicking the lower left corner of the screen, or by pressing Win+X is phenomenal.
Every item in that menu is also accessible with a single keystroke. For example, you can open the Control Panel from anywhere in Windows by simply pressing Win+X+P. The command prompt (even an admin prompt!), and over very useful system management tools and settings are all accessible in the same way. I now find it a chore to use Windows 7 after having become accustomed to 8.

cheers for the explanation.
No I was just saying that, so that you guys don't judge as "a friend" as being your average user, but instead a person that pays attention to detail, when it comes to computing.
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Win 7 edges out slightly for me, as Win 8 feels a bit clunky and disjointed for my taste. There are a lot of things I like about it (for example sticking the ribbon onto the explorer UI: I never expected I'd like it but I really do) but I just find the start screen a hassle to use due to the way it segregates program, file, and control panel search results. Whereas I could simply type "dev man" and hit enter in W7 to open that control panel (before the search results even appeared, no less), in W8 I have to type out my search, hit down arrow twice to highlight "control panel", hit space to select it, THEN mouse over to the search results area and pick out the item I want to open. It's more frustrating when I'm not sure whether the thing I want is a program or a control panel.
I don't know if it's a deal breaker on its own, but things like that are really keeping me from liking W8 more than I could be.
This is about the only problem for me with Windows 8. Everything else is superior compared to W7 and I even started to like the new start menu. I also like the integrated antivirus, it just works in the background without user intervention. OS feels really speedy, I notice the difference even with SSD.
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